Musée du château de Pau

 

in short

As well as the royal apartments, the museum contains major collections dedicated to Henry IV. It houses a large number of tapestries, and is the largest tapestry museum outside Paris.
Vue de l’aile est du château Pau, musée national du château de Pau
© Rmn-Grand Palais (château de Pau)/René-Gabriel Ojéda
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Musée du château de Pau

in detail

The foundations of the Château de Pau, perched on a rocky spur overlooking a ford across the Gave River, date from the Middle Ages. The present château was built by Gaston Fébus, Viscount of Béarn and Count of Foix in the late fourteenth century. In the fifteenth century, the château became the family seat of the Viscounts of Béarn who received the Kingdom of Navarre and formed an alliance with the Albret family. Henry IV was born there on 13 December 1553.

The château was restored under Louis-Philippe and became a museum in 1926. As well as the royal apartments, it contains major collections dedicated to Henry IV, and also a large number of tapestries, which make it the biggest tapestry museum outside Paris.
Musée du château de Pau
Admission
permanent collection: 6,50EUR/5,00EUR
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Visitor entrance

Musée du château de Pau
rue du château 2
64000 Pau
France
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Opening Times

Sun
09:30 - 17:45
Mon
09:30 - 17:45
Tue
09:30 - 17:45
Wed
09:30 - 17:45
Thu
09:30 - 17:45
Fri
09:30 - 17:45
Sat
09:30 - 17:45
Please note: There is a daily midday break from 12:30-13:30.
Different opening hours from September 16th to June 14th: 9.30-11.45 and 14.00-17.00.

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